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shooter, major nidal hassan. is he trying to get the death penalty. he wants the government to kill you? you want to be a marter for the cause? should we let that happen? should we let our government murder him? if he wants to be murdered by the government? ♪ >> shep: 20 past the hour. the attorney in the fort hood massacre says the suspect is trying to get the death penalty. he admits he did the shooting and he is trying to get the death penalty. attorney says he wants to have a reduced role in the case. the court-martial of nidal hassan begin the other day. he is acting as his own lawyer here but the court appointed a defense attorney if he needs them. they have to do that. and they accused him of wanting to be executed and led to an unexpected exchange that would end the trial for the day. jonathan hunt is in. how did this play how the oout? >> this stand by attorney is chris poppy. he said that the way major nidal hassan is defending himself is repugnant, as he put it, and he can't fulfill his professional obligation. he told the judge today talking about hassan, quote, it is clea
was shot six times by major nadal hassan and was disgusted by what he read and the writings confirm this was no act of work place violence has the government termed it. >> the government has tried too deny this is an act of terrorism. i think if -- i hope that if people hear the words from hassan's own mouth, that they'll understand this was an act of terrorism. >> in one type document, hassan writes: american democracy and sharia law are incompatable there is an irreconcilable conflict in american democracy, we the people govern according to what we the people think is right or wrong even itch it goes against what almighty god commands and america's ban on cruel and unusual punishment prevents the flogging of a fornicator or receiving senior severerring the hand of thief. clearly it pears that hassan, court-martial, is making hiking case to military justice but to allah. trace? >> i guess you can also make the case he is also appealing to a broader audience here. >> an expert in islamist history and the koran reviewed the documents and believe hassan has a larger motive. >> i thin
at the texas army outpost, opening statements in nidal has hassan's court-martial is underway. prosecutors opened their case by saying that nidal hassan was out to kill as men soldiers as possible. hassan is act aing as his own attorney and said, we are imperfect muslims trying to establish the perfect religion. he continues, apologized for my mistakes i made in this endeavor. his original defense strategy was to say he carried out the killings in defense of others. the judge said he couldn't do that. being his own attorney it means he will likely come faves to face with shooting survivors. this case stirred anger amongst some of the survivors after the feds called it an work place violence instead of terror. security at the high-profile trial is extremely tight. ringing the courthouse, a barricade of shipping containers stacked three high. additional shock absorbing barriers rise almost to the building's roof and guards are standing watch with assault rifles. >> casey, on than his opening statement major hasan has not done much talking. >> the prosecution opening statement leased 45 minut
about what major indianaal hassan said before the attack. ♪ (announcer) answer the call of the grill with n friskies grillers, full of meaty tenders and crunchy bites. and my family moved es, straight to chicago. d america is the only country i have ever known. senior year of high school, i was promoted to city court staff commander, i held the rank of cadet brigadier general. i was head of chicago rotc. i want to be a us citizen and i want to be a marine, i'm gonna be a marine, because i care. i care about this country. i care about those around me, i care about my family, my neighbors. you know, i do want to give back, i believe one hundred percent in what this country stands for. let me earn it, you know, let me serve. i just want an opportunity, i just want a chance. to, to show everyone out there that, i am, american and that i will honorably serve this country wearing a marine corp uniform. >> shepard: the father of one of three teenagees charged in a brutal beating cotts on camera -- oops. i was supposed to talk about the dow first. very exciting. show that again. a weird thin
at the military trial of the accused fort hood shooter, nidal hassan. the major asked to represent himself and now his attorney saying they want off the case. the judge just responded. hang on. >>> the military trial of the accused gunman in the fort hood massacre resumed after a dramatic request from lawyers on standby to help for the defense. these lawyers asked the court to take them off the case. they say this guy, major hasan, appears to be trying to get the death penalty. the judge said no. the judge ereduce to allow them to take control of his defense. the army major is accused of murdering 13 soldiers and wounding more than 30 in 2009. he is acting as his own lawyer but the court appointed the defense attorneys to be ready if he needs them. however, those lawyers say the judge is forcing them to violate their responsibilities. casey stiegel is at fort hood. there was a heated exchange, it's my understanding, huh? >> it was interesting and all over the judge forcing this standby counsel to remain working on this case, sort of serving is consultants to major hasan, walking him through proced
hassan outside the medical building where he is accused of killing 13 people and wounding others in 2009. the prosecutor played a dramatic cash -- dash cam video. and lawyers say he seems to be trying to get the death penalty. casey stiegel is live. what does the dash cam video show? >> pretty interesting. nearly five-minute video but cut off at the end so was not shown in its entirety to the court but you could see the officer jumping out of her vehicle and making a beeline toward the shooting where the shooting had been reported and you can see people fleeing and hiding behind cars and then you hear lots of fires being shot and people yelling. this recording was from sergeant kimber nunley's police cruiser. she testified about she shot an unnone number of shots. she was shot and knocked to the ground. her testimony continued that has san kicked the gun a. from her and stood over here and tried to fire his weapon but it jammed. another officer, a different officer, sergeant mark todd, who fired the very last shot, hitting the accused gunman and paralyzing him, shepard. >> shepard: is se
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